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    December 2, 2013
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we can only do that to embrace the opportunity not only to make mistakes but better sufficiency and involve more people and housing and economic opportunity. this is what market street isal about it's our main corridor in san francisco. and that's why for so many years even before the companies technology came to be there were those artists from a.c.t., from the theatres, from the costume shop and their great arts foundation burning man they were trying to get some life 90 in the story front and with that risk-taking came some attraction
but it's symbolic with the public-private partnership we help them and they us. my job and i know nancy pelosi has done it i'm following here lead to sustain that success to open up those opportunities. this building will compliment what we're doing and it's going to be sustained. we've got neighborhood investments and ambassadors that are hired from people who live in the district to compliments the workforce. it's now, one of the great streets market street. so i congratulate the g s a you're the new caretakers but
those will be our folks to recreate all the pathway for those to visit and to recognize that san francisco proudly is an international city one that is proud to take every stimulus opportunity and to establish and a sustain it and grow it right now like we're doing. congratulations and thank you very much for being here (clapping.) thank you mayor ed lee we're pleased to have you here to celebrate this signify center. this project was about thinking outside of the box and transitioning it. our next speaker michelle cracking i think is the principle and has focused on
complex institutional and mixed use projects. please welcome ms. mccrack i think (clapping.) so it's so amazing to be at the end of this project. i always think about the start and the finish and i love them both i love the beginning that the adrenaline rush that starts at the beginning of every project but love the final movement that is filled with the joy. i can still remember when we had our first meeting in august of 2009. we were behind schedule the day we started. we knew we had to move quickly
to sustain the future possibility this future workplace we never doubted we could pull this off. during the initial design phase we hit our mark and wow. ed center. we thought our efforts were simply awesome. we identified the $40 million flaw (laughter) and at that first meeting among the design team g s a it was clearly in my mind we were halfway through this high wire act and it felt like we dropped our pole. i always remember that moment it
was the rebeginning moment. we had the simplicity and the clarity that is still stavrl to me. we literally in the course of three weeks mreld reimagined what we were doing and we moved from the chaos to clarity to achieve this design kleenex. deceptively simple our corridor exists because of mark and glen and because of jim and because of susie and the japanese gentlemen and because of every outdoors member of our design team and because of the partnership we are forged that day among our design team and
others. i remember that day when we represented for the sdpept approval i remember that day when we met again and again and again to get approval. i believe we needed the system inspected. we had our challenges i never doubted we would succeed. so i'm very grateful i have the opportunity to work with this team and to be part of such a lovely project. i hope all who experience it will feel as much pride as we who created it. thank you
(clapping.) thank you michelle we appreciate hearing before your experience. our final speaker is the visibley artist heats completed more than 50 sculptures. while sought after for creating nuisance sculptures he maintenance small-scale skurlz please well, mr. cliff >> thank you and thank you congresswoman pelosi and mayor ed lee for your comments. this building and project represents many things i want to talk about the roll of art in
the contemporary society. within their design convalescence program. this court yard was done within the program. this program offered the opportunity to work with architect and engineers and significant collaborations that integrate art into the general mifgsdz public buildings. during this collaboration i had the pleasure to work with jennifer and ken barker in washington and don davis. as well as others from the construction site. and we also had an excellent contractor. that my most significant professional collaboration in
the project was with two people don doug last from the fine arts program and cliff low. cliff lows sensitive were structural for me to create the landscape ribbons. don douglas demanded the best quality. the sculptor in this court yard called ribbons is the heart and soul of the building. it's meant to adapt to the moments like this. it can be a place of respite. the sculptor responses to the hierarch of the skrurlt with the
ribbons. this major emphasis on the horizon is to compliment the architecture and it is perfect to the historic use. from under no circumstances ribbons the sculptors that you see to the side rise and fall and create pathways of decomposed granite that anchor the space. there's actually an interesting story about the fountains. when arthur brown completed the designs in 1932 the court yard was never completed because of guess what, budget adversaries (laughter) so it's good to know we're not
alone in our contemporary conditions. but i was able to get ahold of the original plans and they showed those like wedding cakes had had or that are different so i replaced those with the cubes and i was able to in that way like the court yard itself really complete the historical nature of the building and bring it into its contemporary use. as part of this visual vocabulary those fountains and benches you seeing see rising and twisting from the ground are digitally cast into concrete. the concrete is an 80 percent recycled material which is in con formulations with the plat
form of qualifications of the architecture by hk s. the decomposed granite allows water to pass through. sculpture is meant to be skrurlt it is also accommodating the lives of people who are going to work in this facility and use it. i think this this sense it's what the art and architecture program intended for its platform for architecture. john dewey once said that long. >> art it the beauty parlor of civilization neither art of civilization are secure.
it's a recognize that the federal government believed that art should and can enrich our lives. this project was taken out of the beauty parlor and put here ugly or usable and behalf. they've recognized the building art and it's through those those types of collaborations that are become into the arts collaboration. i hope this continues to grow our infrastructure. i take it my dreamy know from experience if we can do it with the courtyard we can do it with infrastructure like water and bridges can be built and reflect the best qualifies of american
democracy. nancy pelosi said we should keep on building thanks or things that inspire and endure. thank you (clapping.) thank you cliff i'm sure everyone will agree it is a wonderful particulars. today you've heard about the objectives and goals but we wouldn't have been successful without the contractors i want to acknowledge the architects and the art and architecture design of cliff garden studio and the cliff management that team led i mr. robert. and noting folks and the xhiths
firms. at this time i'll to take a brief moment to recognize the g s a team which are directly involved for the public building service region 89 (clapping) regional 7, 8, 9 project sponsor patricia that were recreational chief aektd larry (clapping.) recreational recovery act executive matt. and others. (clapping.) >> project executive andrew and his predecessor kim wong.
project director. fabulous job. this is the baby and it's a beautiful baby. and cathy author fabulous job. jason and others (clapping.) and san francisco service center mark and all the other g s a members it's done if record time really when you think about it. i want to make sure everyone knows we appreciate the hard work and we're going to enjoy it for one hundred years. thank you for the team that helped to put this event today and we appreciate all of you as well
(clapping.) ladies and gentlemen, this concludes our formal ceremony and thank you for coming. if you one way or another would like to take a brief tour please join our staff at the elevator and i'd like to ask the speakers to join me for the ribbon cutting at the front of the podium for the ribbon cutting >> 1, 2, 3. there you go. okay (laughter) (clapping) how about a big something like you guys. here we go. horrify
(clapping) good morning. i'm kate executive director of sf made and i want to welcome all you have you to our second annual state of local manufacturing breakfast thank you all for coming today. i think we have a exemplify agenda and the goal is to help all of you to understand the role that plays here in san francisco and whether you're
coming as a real estate developer or as a policymaker a really leverage mates become a powerful asset in san francisco. before i turn the speaker over to mayor ed lee i want to start by thanking our sponsors our lead sponsor it pg&e and our supporting sponsors are effort city. we have a list of tremendous supports across the room i'll briefly read off all of you. the american industrial center that has the highest number of manufacturers on the city we're thrived to have them. bold build patch stuffy and
basis are first branch bank the family foundation good and strong maureen successors e.r. associates and anyway's adams and pacific waterfront partners and urban green development corporation and larry. so thanks to all of our sponsors. i want to recognize today, we have a number of elected officials in the room. we'll be hearing from mayor ed lee and board pointing chu and supervisor wiener sends his regrets but he tended to be here >> rituals from the office of nancy pelosi. without further ado i'd like to welcome up to the podium mayor ed lee (clapping.) happy halloween
everybody. i don't want you to mistaken me for jeff curry. we're very enthusiastic about this. much of my staff are under the mistaken belief we're going to serve beer this morning. i want to congratulate everyone it's wonderful to see so many people that are part of our maker movement by people who make things in san francisco. this is i think the beginning of a huge renaissance of manufacturing in the city. i want to congratulate katie for our leadership in working with our staffs and the industries and creating partnerships and the world of merchandising and all the different companies and working with me to promote those
products. i came back from china you, you know, those bags are really wonderful in china will where did you make those not in china that were i get to introduce a huge market to locally manufactured products and when i see a label whether it's on books and wine or other things of manufacturing sincere makes and mattresses. sf made has worldwide attention and that's our constitute you are so take advantage of this. i was going to get out of the way early i went to the game when we beat the lakers and we
did that now 3 times in the last month and b.a. give this and same thing high and i look forward to working with you will have you when they come and innovate with us on the basketball court. i'm excited about all the companies i see here. i know that sf label means a lot when what is your u your looking at chocolates and wines or heat ceramics or mattresses a one hundred and 15 year company. i had a chance to visit with them and the testimony bucks two assessors or cut lose deny i am sorry all kinds of things. we're going to do more. i know we've increased funding for our local manufacturing through sf made and we're going
to a continue doing that. our business accelerators have been helpful but at the same time we've got more to do. i i know there are some great new programs. i love the fact that youth made just started we got introduced we're going to have a lot of youth and have interning to get into the skill sets needed to be part of the maker in the city. i also have i think an announcement maybe some of you know about it. but today, there are now 5 hundred sf made members, 5 hundred. congratulations (clapping) that is 25 percent more than last year are the at the same time. if we there 25 percentage every
year once in a while, you'll be ahead of everybody that's a lot of great jobs. speaking will jobs i want you to know within 60 days our hardworking staff in addition to bringing i drinking a lot of beer are working on legislation. we're going to be working on our public works dr our legislation that will easy more affordable space to find that. that's incredible you've got to have that uneasy the regulatory process. i know it's surely incredible. we also want to let you know we're announcing new innovates.
we will do more expansion we did that with sf when we brought fashion here and local manufacturing but we're doing it with our food conspiracy and eating locally is great but listen up the different things that have to do with food. we have a fantastic produce in the city that doubles fresh vegetation and food to every food establishment as well as grocery stores throughout northern california. to connect them to more of our local scene and make sure that big event are utilized with our local produce that's the heart and movement of our whole food sector innovative. and then as wife also felt the
success of our city has partly to do with everybody we do whether it's bio life scientists and the technology industry or merchandising industry here and tourism but the real innovation comes when we recognize that it is the intersections where those industries happen to cross and where they met each other. that's why it's important to see a company like autodesk here and pg&e that ordinarily they do things in the traditional sense people do things on their own. advanced merchandising you can't do anything without this you want to be able to see it before you mass produce it it takes outside the risk and certainly
saves money. david chiu and i were there at the autodesk were assisting all the different levels of merchandising. so that cross section is very important. there's more of those areas that can do a lot more for us. you'll find another example when square opens up their headquarters you'll find their furniture is being produced in sf made like ohio designed willing designing it to make sure we utilize the talent that's here poor more of that can happen. why can't we have 50 to 60 people holding a tip buck too bag. there's all kinds of things and
that's the beauty of being in san francisco we can introduce and reintroduce each other to each other. you're going to find a lot of builders doing haven't designs. i've seen that with can do. there's all kinds of things. this is the marvel i know we're going to success base this is the best city in the world. thank you very much and congratulations welcome, everyo
10th annual public defenders summit. i'm so excited to be here today. our office has been putting on this summit for the past 10 years. we draw together attorneys, community leaders, non-profit leaders and directors and people committed